peripheral pulse


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peripheral pulse

A pulse recorded in the arteries (radial or pedal) in the distal portion of the limbs.
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Repeatability of peripheral pulse measurements on ears, fingers and toes using photoelectric plethysmography.
Signs of poor peripheral perfusion observed were cold extremities in 37 (23.3%), weak peripheral pulse in 21 (13.2%) and prolonged capillary refill time (More than 3 seconds) in 12 (7.5%).
(10) Absence of peripheral pulses in posterior tibial, popliteal or femoral arteries, indicate significant occlusive PAD especially if associated with symptoms like claudication.
Her peripheral pulses were not palpable, blood pressure was not recordable and respiratory rate was 32/minute.
Peripheral pulses were palpable in both upper limbs and lower limbs, although the posterior tibial and dorsalis pedis arteries had low volume.
Since monitoring cardiovascular status and function is extremely important in these cases and may be complicated if peripheral pulses are non-palpable in any extremity, therefore right radial arterial monitoring was done in this patient as left hand was the affected one.
Cardiac activity may also be estimated by assessment of peripheral pulses, particularly by the fetal carotid pulse, easily accessible by US per rectum in the fetus in anterior presentation.
Its diagnosis has been based on a thorough physical examination, evaluating clinical signs such as decrease or even absence of peripheral pulses, arterial tremors and cutaneous alterations in the affected limb, as well as the determination of the severity of the arterial obstruction through the measurement of the ankle-brachial index test (ABI) (3).
The post-operative period at the Clinic for Vascular Surgery and Transplantation Surgery was uneventful, with palpable peripheral pulses and good revascularization effect.
In SPG, there is a sparing of large vessels with the peripheral pulses usually being palpable [7, 10, 11].

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